Kelly 126: Serco’s Demon Bike-Path Visa, Wilbur’s 8(a) Death-Pool Greeks, CAI’s Paddock Junket Drones
General John F. Kelly
White House Chief of Staff
Washington, D.C. 20528
Open letter from the Cloud Centric Crime Scene Investigators of Abel Danger
November 2, 2017
Dear General Kelly:
Please accept Brief 126 from Field McConnell – United States Marine Corps whistle-blower and Global Operations Director of Abel Danger (AD) – on Serco‘s apparent use of Demon face-recognition software to track the late Uber driver Sayfullo Saipov from his entry into the United States in 2010 under the ‘Diversity Visa Program’ into the rented truck with which he murdered 8 people on a bike path along the Hudson River in New York on October 31, 2017.
McConnell alleges that the Greek Life associates of Wilbur Ross, Serco‘s former investment banker at N M Rothschild & Sons set up the CAI Private Equity Group with the late Stephen Paddock, former auditor with the Defense Contract Audit Agency and a Lockheed Martin predecessor company, to operate as an 8(a) death-pool bookmaker in elite hotels for ‘the first live-broadcast mass snuff film in human history‘ on 9/11.
McConnell claims that Serco‘s 8(a) digital fires experts used Paddock’s phony mentor-protégé contracts to procure the surveillance drones which allowed CAI to take insider bets in VIP Junket Rooms on the time a high-value target would die or bets on the body count for low-value targets such as the five friends from Argentina, Hernán Diego Mendoza, Diego Enrique Angelini, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco, Ariel Erlij and Hernán Ferruchi, who were murdered on the bike path by a man with a Serco diversity visa.
Call Field McConnell to discuss how the Marine Corps can extinguish Serco‘s 8(a) digital fires.
Sayfullo Saipov: Uber driver, Tampa address, Uzbekistan native, NYC attack suspect
Las Vegas shooting: Moment police burst into gunman’s room – BBC News
MACAU CASINOS & their strong links to organised crime – ABC 4 Corners – Sep 2014
Bruce Springsteen – Atlantic City
SERCO GROUP PLC: List of Subsidiaries AND Shareholders! [Note agents for Northern Trust and the Teachers (TIAA) Pension Fund would have met with agents of the government of Saudi Arabia on the 47th floor of WTC 1 on 9/11]
P O Box 39
Plum City WI 54761″
“Digital Fires Instructor Serco – [Marine Corps Base] Camp Pendleton, CA Uses information derived from all military disciplines (e.g., aviation, ground combat, command and control, combat service support, intelligence, and opposing forces) to determine changes in enemy capabilities, vulnerabilities, and probable courses of action.”
“NVC Contract Award. On January 31, 2006, in a re-competition for our expiring National Visa Center, or NVC, contract, we [Serco] were awarded the successor contract for the NVC contract by the Department of State. Under the contract, we anticipate performing over 20 million immigrant visa transactions each year at the NVC in Portsmouth, New Hampshire and at the Kentucky Consular Center in Williamsburg, Kentucky. The prime contract has a one-year base period and four one-year options with a potential value of approximately $84 million, inclusive of the options. The prior NVC contract generated 9.1% of our total revenues in fiscal 2005 and 9.2% of our total revenues in fiscal 2004.”
“NYC terror suspect planned bigger attack involving Brooklyn Bridge, officials say
Wednesday, November 01, 2017 04:52PM
NEW YORK —
New details about the truck rampage suspect’s apparent plan to carry out a deadly Halloween attack in New York City emerged late Wednesday.
Prosecutors said 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov was inspired by ISIS videos he had watched on his cellphone. He started planning the attack about a year ago while in the U.S. — and two months ago, he decided to use a truck.
He was also planning a larger attack that involved driving onto the Brooklyn Bridge, but was stopped when the truck crashed after the bike-path attack.
The plan was carried out on Halloween because he believed there would be more people on the street, investigators said. The plan he executed followed instructions ISIS posted online for a truck attack “to a T.”
Video and still images from traffic and surveillance cameras along the route of the attack show Saipov drove the rented Home Depot pickup truck carefully — and at moderate speed — until he entered the bike path at Houston Street in Lower Manhattan and accelerated.
The nearly one-mile-long attack that killed eight people and injured about a dozen others spanned more than a mile, before the suspect crashed into a school bus and ran away. As he waved two fake guns, an NYPD officer shot him in the hip. He’s expected to survive.
Eyewitness News obtained video taken by a Stuyvesant High School student that shows the driver running erratically around in the street, in between passing cars, dressed in dark clothing and carrying the weapons.
Investigators said Saipov rented a truck on October 22 — nine days before the bike path attack in Lower Manhattan — so that he could practice making turns.
His plan was more elaborate than what was carried out. Prosecutors said he planned to drive onto the Brooklyn Bridge after the bike path attack to continue to hit more pedestrians, but was stopped after he struck the school bus and the truck became inoperable.
Saipov even planned to drive around with ISIS flags on the truck, but decided against it to not draw attention to himself, court documents said.
While in the hospital after his capture, he asked to fly an ISIS flag in his hospital room and said “he felt good about what he had done.”
Following the attack, officers recovered various items through their investigation. The two fake guns Saipov was allegedly carrying were identified as a paintball gun and a pellet gun. From inside the rental truck, officers also recovered three knives, a wallet with a Florida driver’s license, two cellphones and a stun gun.
A handwritten note investigators found was 10 feet from the driver’s door of the truck and contained both Arabic and English. The Arabic portion of the note said “No God but God and Muhammad is his Prophet” and “Islamic Supplication. It will endure.” “It will endure” refers to ISIS.
Law enforcement officials also obtained a search warrant to go through the phones and they found:
— On cellphone 1, 90 videos and 3,800 images of ISIS-related propaganda, many showing ISIS fighters killing people and instructions on bomb making
— On cellphone 2, they found Internet searches for the Home Depot in Passaic (done on October 4), a search for “Halloween in nyc” (on October 15) and a search for Home Depot truck rentals (on October 18).
Prosecutors announced federal terrorism charges against Saipov late Wednesday, which means he can get the death penalty if convicted — even though New York state has no death penalty.
BEFORE THE ATTACK
Officials say Saipov entered the United States through JFK Airport from Uzbekistan in 2010. He came under what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Program,’ which offers a lottery for people from countries with few immigrants in America.
He had a green card that allowed permanent legal residence. After entering the country, he reportedly went from Ohio to Tampa, Florida and then to Paterson, New Jersey, where he lived with his wife and three children for several years.
Saipov was also the registered statutory agent for a pair of Ohio-based trucking companies: Sayf Motors Inc. in Cincinnati, and Bright Auto LLC in Cuyahoga Falls.
Uber confirmed that Saipov had worked as an Uber driver, and the company said he had passed a background check but has since been banned from the app.
“We are horrified by this senseless act of violence,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement. “Our hearts are with the victims and their families. We have reached out to law enforcement to provide our full assistance.””
“Lockheed Martin enters new arena: Drone systems
By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Thursday, May 1, 2014
Lockheed Martin has been around for over 100 years, beginning with innovative work in 1912 that was cheered on by men like Orville Wright. Now, the company has entered slightly new territory: drone systems.
One of the world’s largest companies to specialize in aerospace, defense and technology has now unveiled three new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) systems, said Lockheed Martin in statement on Tuesday.
Two versions of the Indago vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) quat-rotor drone were announced, in addition to a a commercial Avionics Suite for unmanned aircraft, information technology website C4ISR & Networks reported.”
“The VTOL features a 360-degree panning capability to aid area surveillance and provide enhanced situational awareness and actionable imagery in support of emergency response needs including search and rescue situations, disaster relief or other surveillance missions,” Lockheed Martin said.
“Airborne Surveillance and Intelligence Systems
MDA is an international leader in development and deployment of advanced airborne surveillance systems to support maritime, littoral, and land intelligence missions.
MDA offers a range of adaptable high-performance airborne surveillance solutions that can reduce capital and operating costs by performing multiple missions through either direct procurement, or a turnkey service. From advanced sensor design and analytics to leased services that include operator training and ground processing systems for mission planning and post-mission data analysis, MDA delivers integrity, reliability, and operational responsiveness.
MDA’s integrated system and data fusion solutions include a range of UAVs carrying a wide range of payloads including EO/IR, ELINT, and COMINT payloads, with associated ground and support infrastructure. The larger-scale AN/APS-508 multi-mission airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) solutions for land, littoral, and blue water surveillance represent the world’s most advanced options for sovereignty protection and national security, delivering accuracy, efficiency, and economy.”
“Serco Awarded New $12 Million C4I Contract with the U.S. Navy
July 7, 2016
RESTON, VIRGINIA – July 7, 2016 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company has been awarded a contract to deliver Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (C4I)/IT infrastructure installation for the new Command and Control Facility at Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. The Navy’s SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) is leading the effort to upgrade the IT infrastructure in support of the United States Air Force. The new four-year contract awarded by SSC Pacific is valued at $12 million, including options.
Following the Air Force’s vision to build a state-of-the-art facility with the flexibility to support operations for the next 50 years, Serco will design, procure, integrate, and install C4I and IT network systems.
“We are excited about this new win and continuing a long term relationship with the U.S. Air Force,” said Dan Allen, Chairman and CEO of Serco Inc. “This new contract win expands our IT services footprint modernizing Department of Defense Command and Control facilities.”
Serco has been delivering C4I solutions for over twenty-five years in support of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard, and U.S. Army, and has completed thousands of integrated installations on ships and at shore facilities worldwide.”
“The Uber app software requires the drivers to have a smartphone, and users must have access to either a smartphone or the mobile website. … Uber has been criticized for its extreme surcharges during emergencies such as Hurricane Sandy, the 2014 Sydney hostage crisis, and the June 2017 London Bridge attack, especially when taxis offered to transport riders for free; however, in many cases Uber later refunded surcharges incurred by riders during these events. In 2014, Uber announced that it would not implement surge pricing during emergencies in the United States. Uber, as Cabify, courses were free up to a certain limit during the 2017 Central Mexico earthquake, with the display of a message indicating to shelter.”
“Serco buys BPO firm Intelenet for £385 m
MUMBAI:, JUNE 01, 2011 00:03 IST
UPDATED: AUGUST 21, 2016 21:06 IST
Serco, the international service company, on Tuesday signed an agreement to acquire Mumbai-based Intelenet Global Services Private Ltd. (Intelenet), a leading provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) services to the private sector and in the domestic Indian market, for 385 million pound sterling.
Serco is a FTSE 100 listed company, supporting governments, agencies and companies. It offers operational, management and consulting expertise in the aviation, BPO, defence, education, environmental services, facilities management, health, home affairs, ICT, knowledge services, local government, science and nuclear, transport and the commercial sectors.”
“Intelenet Global Services is a third-party Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) & contact center provider headquartered in Mumbai, India, backed by Blackstone Group.
The company offers 24/7 services for contact center, transaction processing, finance & accounting and human resource outsourcing services to Fortune 500 companies in the UK, US, Australia and India. Intelenet has 31000 employees across 30 delivery centers globally in India, Philippines, Mauritius and US. Susir Kumar is the Managing Director and CEO. Intelenet’s management team has been with the organization since inception.”
“Intelenet Cargo & Logistics Enquiries, Shipment bookings, Tracking & Tracing services, Account Management, and Complaint Management services Deployed solution with split desks which reduced issues & escalation by 50%, and increased client sales by 30%”
“Blackstone closes Serco BPO deal, company to rebrand as Intelenet Global Services
By Jochelle Mendonca, ET Bureau|
Updated: Dec 31, 2015, 09.46 PM IST
Serco Global Plc’s deal to sell its private sector business process outsourcing to private equity firm Blackstone closed on Thursday, the British firm told the London Stock Exchange.
The BPO unit will be return to using its original name ‘Intelenet Global Services’.
“Reflecting movements in net asset balances since the agreed valuation date, and subject to any final adjustments up to today’s completion date and for currency translation, the resulting reduction in Serco‘s net debt is expected to be approximately 200 million pounds,” the company said in a statement
Serco is expected to receive an additional 10 million pounds upon on the completion of the sale of its Middle Eastern operations.
London-listed Serco put up the BPO unit for sale in November last year, as it looked to raise funds to help mend a £1.5-billion hole in its balance sheet.”
“Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild, 4th Baron Rothschild, OMGBE FBA (born 29 April 1936) is a British investment banker and a member of the prominent Rothschild banking family. … Born in 1936, he is the eldest son of Victor Rothschild, 3rd Baron Rothschild by his first wife Barbara Judith Rothschild (née Hutchinson). … From 1963 Rothschild worked for the family bank N M Rothschild & Sons in London, before resigning in 1980 due to a family dispute. The chairmanship of the bank had passed from his father, who had chosen to follow a scientific career and had lost control of the majority voting shares, to his cousin Sir Evelyn Robert de Rothschild, and Jacob felt that his aspirations would be thwarted. … Rothschild is Chairman of RIT Capital Partners plc, one of the largest investment trusts quoted on the London Stock Exchange with a net asset value of about £2 billion. He is Chairman of J Rothschild Capital Management, a subsidiary of RIT Capital Partners plc. He is also a Member of the Council for the Duchy of Cornwall for HRH The Prince of Wales and a member of the International Advisory Board of The Blackstone Group. He also retains many other venture capital and property interests.”
“Brigadier General James E. Ritchie, of Las Vegas, passed away Monday, Dec. 8, 2008. He was born Sept. 16, 1936, in Lordsburg, N.M., to Arabella and James Ritchie, and was raised in Tulsa, Okla. Jim graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Tulsa Law School. … Jim was selected to serve as a trial attorney for the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the U.S. Department of Justice and was appointed attorney in charge of special prosecution units that investigated organized crime and major unlawful gambling operations in Detroit and San Francisco. He was then named executive director of the Presidential Commission on the Review of the National Policy Toward Gaming. In that capacity, Jim served as a liaison with Congress and other federal agencies regarding the regulation and prohibition of gambling activities, gaining recognition as an expert in both domestic and international gaming industries. Following his tenure on the Commission, Jim joined Mirage Resorts as the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development in 1989. He later was a licensee of the Gold Coast Hotel and Casino and a licensed owner of the Casablanca Resort and the Oasis Resort in Mesquite. Most recently, he served as the legal representative for companies in Europe through his Nevada Amigos Corporation working on private sector investing in major U.S. infrastructure projects. Jim was actively involved in the Nevada community, serving on the board of two local banks and was a brother of the fraternity Sigma Chi. He remained active supporting his fellow brothers through leadership and training, eventually being awarded the Significant Sig Medal. He had a tremendous passion for the lifestyle of the cowboy and the simplicity of the west as well. Through his memberships and involvement in Rancheros Visitadores, Viaje de Portola and the Bohemian Grove, he was blessed with bonds of brotherhood that he cherished so deeply and always brought a genuine smile to his face. He would find peace on the trails he rode and sanctuary around the campfire.”
“SEX, BETS AND BIKERS [The story of how Serco’s alleged Demon software and junket-room betting technology may have been taken by Paddock’s associates in the IRS from Starnet in Vancouver to a CAI death-pool war room on the 25th Floor of WTC 7 ]
BY MARK HOSENBALL ON 10/17/99 AT 8:00 PM NEWS
The raid was swift, and thorough. As dawn broke over one of Vancouver’s seedier business districts last Aug. 20, a heavily armed team of law-enforcement agents smashed into the offices of Starnet Communications International, a four-year-old company that runs gambling and pornography sites on the Internet. Over the next three days authorities sifted through the company’s files, hauling away boxes of papers and cartloads of computer equipment. The raid was the culmination of an 18-month probe of Starnet’s operation, which authorities have described as “substantially and fundamentally an illegal enterprise.” According to documents filed in Canadian courts in connection with the search warrant, Vancouver law-enforcement agencies claimed that the company routinely engaged in illegal gambling, distribution of hardcore [child] pornography and money laundering, all using the Internet.
The raid on Starnet was big news in Vancouver, where the company had been heralded as an Internet success story. The company’s stock, which is publicly traded on the U.S. over-the-counter market, was a hot buy, soaring from 37.5 cents last November to $29 last July. At its peak, Starnet’s paper value neared $900 million. Now, with some of the company’s bank accounts frozen, the stock has plunged to the single digits. Starnet vigorously denies the allegations of any illegal activity. “Bogus,” says the company’s lawyer. The company notes that police have not brought any formal charges against Starnet or anyone connected with the company. But law-enforcement agents clearly hope to make an example of Starnet, one of the first targets in a new battle against online crime.
Ken Lelek didn’t start out to be an Internet pioneer. Back in the early ’90s Lelek and a friend, Lloyd Robinson, ran an agency booking strippers for nightclubs. Lelek and some other friends, including Paul Giles, realized there was money to be made selling sex on the Internet. Pooling their money with other investors, they launched Starnet.
(Lelek, through his lawyer, now insists his role in the company was always limited and he no longer has anything to do with it–a claim the police dispute.) The company’s Web sites, which now include Sizzle.com, Chisel.com and Redlight.com, featured live strip shows and all manner of hardcore pornography. The company boasts it has porn customers in more than 60 countries. By 1997 the company had branched out to another lucrative online enterprise:
gambling. Online customers could enter the cybercasino and play blackjack or craps, or put down wagers on college and professional sports. The company enlisted sports celebrities, including former heavyweight-boxing champion Larry Holmes, to endorse its gambling sites. Profits soared. Starnet’s revenues for fiscal 1999 totaled $9.7 million. The company’s stock was selling so well that Starnet applied for permission to trade on the prestigious Nasdaq market. In 1998 a “Nightline” broadcast about online businesses hailed Starnet as a “reputable pioneer of Internet gambling.”
Back in Vancouver, the police had a decidedly more skeptical opinion of Starnet. For years British Columbia’s organized-crime unit had been tracking the movements of the Canadian Hells Angels, which authorities there viewed as a dangerous motorcycle gang and one of the most threatening criminal groups in the region. They were particularly interested in the activities of Lelek’s old partner Lloyd Robinson, whom prosecutors once identified as a leader in the outlaw biker group. The connection between Starnet and the Hells Angels, in fact, may have been tenuous. Robinson and Lelek had officially parted company years earlier, and Robinson never worked for Starnet–though his company did provide strippers for Starnet’s live Internet shows. Nevertheless, people close to the company believe that the crime unit opened an investigation of Starnet based on the possible Hells Angels link. (Robinson could not be reached for comment.)
The Starnet probe, codenamed “Project Enigma,” scoured the company’s business connections, downloaded dozens of Web site pages, even searched through the garbage at the homes of company executives, looking for evidence of wrongdoing. The police also set up a sting, having officers pose as Canadian and American gamblers looking to put down wagers–a violation of Canada’s tough gambling prohibitions. In Canada, like in the United States, it is illegal for companies to provide gambling services without a license, which Starnet did not have. (Unregulated Internet gambling has become so widespread in the United States that Congress is now considering banning it outright.) Police also allege that the company’s adult-entertainment Web sites contain graphic depictions of sadomasochism, which violated Canada’s anti-obscenity laws.
In the weeks since the August raid Starnet officials have denied the allegations, suggesting the company is an innocent victim of the government’s obsession with the Hells Angels. “The police are just rabid about bikers,” says one source sympathetic to the company. Starnet’s general counsel, Meldon Ellis, insists that the company has long outgrown its origins, and is now a professionally managed corporation. “Obviously, we’re haunted by our past,” he says. Ellis says the company has taken extraordinary measures to avoid inadvertently accepting illegal bets. The company also claims its pornographic Web sites, which are now up for sale, don’t violate obscenity laws.”
Starnet’s troubles may be just beginning. NEWSWEEK has learned that the U.S. Customs Service and the Internal Revenue Service are now also investigating Starnet. The Monday after the raid, Starnet officials tried to empty the company’s Vancouver bank accounts. But suspicious bank employees stalled the transaction until the police could freeze the accounts. Meanwhile Starnet has withdrawn its application to Nasdaq, and the company’s president, Paul Giles, has moved the company’s headquarters to the Caribbean haven of Antigua, outside the reach of Canadian and American regulators. That may give Starnet a brief respite from the prying eyes of the law, but the stakes for the mushrooming Internet gambling industry just got a lot higher.”
“What We Have Done
Beginning in 1976, CAC grew to become one of the biggest suppliers of qualified hi-rollers to the international casino gaming houses and developer of international junket marketing programs. The company operated in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Africa and Australia.
CAC is a pioneer in the development of casino gaming in Canada, starting with the operation of the CNE Casino (Canadian National Exhibition), Ontario’s first mega casino from 1992 until 1996. During that time the CNE Casino expanded from 20 table games to become on of the world’s largest table game casino with 165 Table games.
In 1993, with the success of the CNE Casino, CAC developed and advanced the Roving Charity Casino in Ontario along with an operating partner. These gaming operations were first opened in Toronto and soon expanded into Windsor and Niagara Falls to capture the American markets in Detroit, Buffalo and Niagara Falls USA, setting the table for future commercial casinos in those border cities.
Recognizing the growing demand for casino gambling, the Government of Ontario created a Crown Corporation to develop destination gaming resorts. In response to the bid for Ontario’s first mega casino resort, CAC contracted with Steve Wynn’s Mirage Resorts to bid on the Casino Windsor project. Following a determination by Mirage Resorts to advance projects in other gaming jurisdictions and depart from Ontario, Aubrey Zidenberg, principal of CAC contracted with Carnival Hotels and Casinos (CHC) to jointly develop and operate Casino Rama on the Mnjikaning First Nation Reservation north of Toronto. CHC was later purchased by Penn National Gaming, the third largest gaming company in the United States.
Aubrey Zidenberg is President and CEO of ZAP Casinos Canada, an associated company with Penn National Gaming in the operating agreement of Casino Rama and holds a financial interest in the operating company, Carnival Hotels and Casinos Canada. Formerly joining Mr. Zidenberg as a shareholder and member of the board of directors was retired Brigadier-General U.S. Army – James E. Ritchie (deceased), former senior Department of Justice, Organized Crime Strike Force prosecutor and Executive Director of the U.S. Presidents Commission on Gambling.
Casino Amusements Canada has also participated in the development of the Fort Erie Racetrack Slots project in Fort Erie, Ontario Canada and securing the approvals for the Quinte Exhibition Raceway and Slots at Belleville, Ontario.
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“US Scrutiny Of Macau Junkets Dead As Dodo; MGM Atlantic City Buyout Brings Pansy Ho Tale Full Circle
Muhammad Cohen , CONTRIBUTOR
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
What a long, strange trip in New Jersey it’s been for MGM Resorts International and Pansy Ho, the daughter of Macau casino monopoly kingpin Stanley Ho. Some observers felt that Nevada’s 2007 approval of the MGM-Pansy Ho partnership in Macau forfeited its leadership in casino regulation and signaled a global race to the bottom. But New Jersey’s Casino Control Commission didn’t fall in line, insisting that MGM drop Pansy Ho or sell out of Atlantic City’s best property. MGM couldn’t find a buyer for its half of Borgata as Atlantic City collapsed. Instead, it made Pansy Ho the richest woman in Hong Kong as it restructured their relationship, New Jersey eventually relented and last week, MGM bought Boyd Gaming’s half of Borgata for US$900 million. … VIP rooms run by junket promoters were at the heart of US regulatory concerns. Junkets facilitate evasion of currency controls and have alleged ties to Chinese organized crime syndicates known as triads. Stanley Ho allowed junkets to run VIP rooms in his casinos starting in 1986, thus, in the eyes of Nevada regulators and MGM’s own investigations, linking him to organized crime, even though Ho has never been charged with a crime, and making him an unsuitable partner. .. These days, not only do US licensees run VIP rooms in Macau and hope to use junkets to succeed in South Korea, but Hong Kong listed Imperial Pacific International plans to bring Macau junket promoters to US soil in Saipan. Moreover, with the shine off Macau and Singapore, Asia Pacific operators such as James Packer’s Crown Resorts and Lim Kok Thay’s Genting Group are looking for growth on the Las Vegas Strip. They can thank Pansy Ho and MGM for paving their way there. US regulators fretting over their casino licensees doing business with junkets has become a quaint anachronism, like a dial on a telephone. Hong Kong On Air author Muhammad Cohen is Editor At Large for Inside Asian Gaming. Follow him on Twitter @Muhammad Cohen.”
“LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) — Former Secretary of State Alexander Haig Jr. has resigned from the board of MGM Mirage in Las Vegas, the casino said Tuesday.
The MGM Mirage did not give a reason for Haig’s departure. The retired general has served on the MGM Mirage board since May 1990, the Las Vegas Sun reported.
MGM Mirage Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Murren said, “we are tremendously honored that Gen. Haig has played a key role in the direction of our company for the past 19 years.”
“His knowledge and expertise have been instrumental in the success and development of MGM Mirage and we are deeply indebted to him for his contributions to our company,” Murren said.
Haig remains chairman of Worldwide Associates, Inc.
Haig has had a full military and political career, serving as chief of staff for President Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and Secretary of State under President Ronald Reagan. He also served as Supreme Allied Commander of NATO Forces, 1974-79.”
“Death Bet – Justin, a second-generation immigrant, has just returned home to the town of Hawkersham. It is a port town where illegal immigrants come in search for a new life. Instead they are used as slave labour, sex workers and are forced to fight with their lives at stake in an underground combat rink. All Justin wants is to live a quiet life with his long lost love Leelu. Unfortunately, the ruthless owner of ‘the Cage’ wants her as well. Justin is forced to fight to protect her. They forced him to fight. They should have known better! —thenorwegianite“
“Please find below the key company advisors to Serco:
N M Rothschild & Sons Limited
St Swithin’s Lane
Tel: +44 20 7280 5000
Fax: +44 20 7929 1643
“In 1967 Paddock completed his studies at Richard E. Byrd Middle School, then graduated from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School in 1971, and from California State University, Northridge in 1977, with a degree in business administration. Paddock worked for the federal government from about 1975 to 1985. He was a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service from 1976 to 1978. After that, he worked for six years as an Internal Revenue Service agent until 1984. Then, he was a federal auditor for one year, in 1985, focusing on defense contractors. Towards the end of the 1980s, Paddock worked for three years as an internal auditor for a company that later merged to form Lockheed Martin.”
“From 1976 to 1985, Paddock worked federal government jobs: as a letter carrier for the Postal Service, an agent for the IRS and an auditor for U.S. government’s Defense Contract Audit Agency, according to the Office of Personnel Management.”
“The Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) is an agency of the United States Department of Defense under the direction of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller). It was established in 1965 to perform all contract audits for the Department of Defense. Previously, the various branches of military service were responsible for their own contract audits.
The DCAA’s duties include financial and accounting advisory services for the Department of Defense in connection with negotiation, administration and settlement of contracts and subcontracts.
… A report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on July 23, 2008 alleged that DCAA managers threatened a senior auditor with personnel action if he did not remove negative findings from a report criticizing a large federal contractor. The report found a too-cozy relationship between management at the DCAA and some of the contractors they are assigned to audit, including Boeing. GAO also said auditors who complied with the investigation were subject to harassment and intimidation from their supervisors.”
The DCAA responded on July 25 that it had asked the US Department of Defense’s (DoD) Inspector General (IG) office to investigate the GAO’s claims. “We take the GAO report very seriously,” said April Stephenson, DCAA’s director. US Senator Claire McCaskill said GAO may have uncovered the “biggest auditing scandal in the history of this town,” and asked the DoD to immediately fire the supervisors cited in the report.”
“Support Services for Starwood Hotels Group Starwood Hotels Group, owner of some of the [Innholders] world’s most prestigious hotels, has appointed Serco as preferred bidder for a £7m contract to provide a range of support services to the Sheraton Grand in Edinburgh, the Westin in Dublin and the 5 star Turnberry resort on Scotland’s west coast. The contract, which has a 5 year term, is an extension to services already provided to other hotels in the Starwood Group and includes buildings maintenance and security, engineering support and [WiFi] help desk services.”
“Serco‘s Office of Partner Relations (OPR) helps facilitate our aggressive small business utilization and growth strategies. Through the OPR, Serco mentors four local small businesses under formal Mentor Protégé Agreements: Three sponsored by DHS (Base One Technologies, TSymmetry, Inc., and HeiTech Services, Inc.,) and the fourth sponsored by GSA (DKW Communications, Inc.). Serco and HeiTech Services were awarded the 2007 DHS Mentor Protégé Team Award for exceeding our mentoring goals.”
Since 1991, the Department of Defense (DoD) Mentor-Protégé Program (MPP) has offered substantial assistance to small disadvantaged businesses. Helping them to expand the overall base of their marketplace participation has produced more jobs and increased national income.
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
The DoD Mentor-Protégé Program assists small businesses (protégés) successfully compete for prime contract and subcontract awards by partnering with large companies (mentors) under individual, project-based agreements.
Traditionally, these partnerships have delivered a variety of products and services specialized in: environmental remediation, engineering services, information technology, manufacturing, telecommunications, and health care. Recently, new Mentor-Protégé agreements have focused on corrosion engineering, information assurance, robotics, circuit board and metal component manufacturing. The DoD hopes that future Agreements will focus on new technology areas such as radio frequency identification devices and enhanced security assurance.
Many Mentor firms have made the program an integral part of their sourcing plans; while the protégé firms have used their involvement in the program to develop much needed business and technical capabilities to diversify their customer base. Our protégé participants have established long-term business relationships with providers of government and commercial goods and services.
Successful mentor-protégé agreements provide a winning relationship for the protégé, the mentor, and the DoD.”
“Base One Technologies
Expertly researches, designs, and develops information security policies that protect your data and manage your firm’s information technology risk at levels acceptable to your business. Performs architectural assessments and conducts both internal and external penetration testing. The results of these efforts culminate in an extensive risk analysis and vulnerabilities report. Develops and implements multi-layer Information Security Solutions, practices and procedures. We deploy Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and IP Security with VPN solutions using Cisco routers, Frame Relay, firewalls, address and port translation, obscurity standards and authentication technologies (AAA, 3DES, TACACS, etcŠ), to enhance and meet the level of Data Security required for global organizations. Conducts IT Security and Risk Assessment in Federal government as well as security testing, implementing security for multiple platforms and operating systems around the world. Ability to conduct business process analysis to provide technical security countermeasures, risk management and data communications security planning for large organizations. Provides computer security integration for web server and traditional client-server based applications. We secure environments up to as many layers as required by our clients’ policies, industry practices, and regulating bodies – including the desktop and user experience as required. Develops, implements and supports Information Security Counter measures such as honey-pots and evidence logging and incident documentation processes and solutions.”
“SOURCE: Base One Technologies September 02, 2008 09:00 ET Base One Technologies, Inc. Continues Operations in Government Space NEW ROCHELLE, NY–(Marketwire – September 2, 2008) – Base One Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has sold its affiliate, Base One Technologies Ltd., to Apptis Inc. Base One Technologies, Inc. will continue to compete in the government space as an 8(a), HubZone and Woman Owned Small Disadvantage Company. Base One Technologies, Inc. is an IT Engineering and Technical Services company founded in 1994. Base One has a Top Secret Facilities Clearance and specializes in: Enterprise Architecture, Network Infrastructure Support, Data Security, Software & Database Services, Disaster Recovery & Contingency Planning, and Independent Validation & Verification. Base One is a privately-held organization with headquarters in New Rochelle, NY. For more information visit: www.base-one.com. Contact Information: Liza R. Zaneri Base One Technologies 914 633-0200 x205 “www.base-one.com“
“Serco Combined Resilience Exercising
Types of Exercise Workshop Exercises These are structured discussion events where participants can explore issues in a less pressurized environment.
They are an ideal way of developing solutions, procedures and plans rather than the focus being on decision making. Table Top Exercises These involve a realistic scenario and will follow a time line, either in real-time or with time jumps to concentrate on the more important areas. The participants would be expected to be familiar with the plans and procedures that are being used although the exercise tempo and complexity can be adjusted to suit the current state of training and readiness. Simulation and media play can be used to support the exercise. Table-top exercises help develop teamwork and allow participants to gain a better understanding of their roles and that of other agencies and organisations.
Command/Control Post Exercises These are designed primarily to exercise the senior leadership and support staff in collective planning and decision making within a strategic grouping. Ideally such exercises would be run from the real command and control locations and using their communications and information systems. This could include a mix of locations and varying levels of technical simulation support. The GoldStandard system is flexible to allow the tempo and intensity to be adjusted to ensure maximum training benefit, or to fully test and evaluate the most important aspects of a plan. Such exercises also test information flow, communications, equipment, procedures, decision making and coordination.
Simulation and Media Support The method of delivering an exercise is flexible and will be designed with the client to meet their requirements with options ranging from simple paper-based delivery through to full use of their real communications systems [Red Switch Network and Hawkeye onion router surveillance aircraft] and advance computer simulation [In Trump’s death pool and war room suites]. In addition, media play can also be added in the form of news injects and the provision of experienced journalists and television crews to help test procedures and also assist in training key staff.
Gold Standard Emergency Planning College The Hawkhills, Easingwold, York North Yorkshire, YO61 3EG +44(0) 1347 821406 firstname.lastname@example.org www.epcollege.com“
“Rothschild Investments 
In the late 1970s, Ross began his 24 year career at the New York City office of N M Rothschild & Sons, where he ran the bankruptcy-restructuring advisory practice.
Representation of investors in casinos owned by Donald Trump
In the 1980s, Donald Trump was in financial trouble because of his casinos in Atlantic City. His three casinos in Atlantic City were under foreclosure threat from lenders. Ross, who was then the Senior Managing Director of Rothschild Inc., represented investors in the casino. Along with Carl Icahn, Ross convinced bondholders to strike a deal with Trump that allowed Trump to keep control of the casinos.
Establishment of WL Ross & Co.
In the late 1990s, Ross started a $200 million fund at Rothschild to invest in distressed assets. As the U.S. bubble began to burst, he decided he wanted to invest more and advise less. In 2000, the 62-year-old banker raised $450 million to buy out the fund from Rothschild and make further investments in distressed assets. The new firm was named WL Ross & Co. Staff included four top managers who, along with Ross, make up the firm’s investment committee: David H. Storper, who runs trading; David L. Wax, a longtime workout specialist; Stephen J. Toy, an Asia expert; and Pamela K. Wilson, a J.P. Morgan & Co. veteran. WL Ross & Co. was acquired by Amvescap (now Invesco) in 2006. In August 2016, Ross agreed to reimburse investors $11.8 million and pay a fine of $2.3 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission probe into the overcharging of fees by WL Ross & Co. The company had self-reported the issue to the SEC and did not admit any liability.”
“The National Crime Squad co-ordinated arrests of suspected paedophiles across 19 separate countries on 28 November using information supplied by Demon Internet.
The Internet service provider was approached by the National Crime Squad and agreed to allow officers to access its servers. This led to the recovery of data showing the activity of nearly 1,500 newsgroups during a two-week period.
From this data, officers established that almost 10,000 Internet Protocol (IP) addresses had accessed more than 30 of the Web sites carrying paedophilia. For operational reasons this number was whittled down to just over 400 addresses of those specifically distributing paedophiliac images.
The information was then distributed via Interpol to the countries identified with the suspects, and evidence packs on each of the targets were distributed to the relevant police forces
Detective Superintendent Peter Spindler, leading the investigation for the National Crime Squad, said: “With the assistance of Demon Internet and the support and guidance of the National High-Tech Crime Unit, we are able to show that those accessing these newsgroups did so regularly and with purpose.
“We also learnt, not surprisingly, that those abusing the Internet have learnt from recent police successes how best to protect their true identities,” he added.
The National Crime Squad and Serco, its IT partner, have developed facial mapping software that they hope to use to identify the abused children featured on the paedophiliac sites.”
“SERCO: ‘The biggest company you’ve never heard of’
JULY 7, 2013 BY 21WIRE
21st Century Wire says…
As politicians asset-strip the public’s portfolio of properties, infrastructure and services, one multinational corporation has grown as a result – and its scope and reach may shock many people who have not been paying attention.
All around the globe, our governments are busy outsourcing public-sector services like health, education, police, prisons, money delivery and military – to the esteemed private sector. It’s sold to the public as a solution to avoiding higher taxes, while retaining better services. But it’s simply an accountancy shell game, where the government kicks the can down the road by spreading the bill to the taxpayer over a longer period of time, in order to avoid any large upfront payments – all the while, allowing a private corporation to extend its influence over society. This, by definition, is fascism.
They are called SERCO, and they run countries…
As well as thanking God for his success, CEO Chris Hyman is a Pentecostal Christian who has released a gospel album in America and fasts every Tuesday. Coincidentally he was in the World Trade Centre on 9/11 on the 47th floor addressing shareholders.”
“Serco Processes 2 Millionth Patent Application for U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
March 19, 2013
RESTON, VIRGINIA – March 18, 2013 – Serco Inc., a leading provider of professional, technology, and management services to the federal government, announced today that their Pre-Grant Publication (PGPubs) Classification Services team recently processed their 2 millionth patent application for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Each application was also processed within the contractually required 28-day window.”